This weekend was a wild and woolly book festival in itself. I went to TO for the blogger's meetup arranged by Sassymonkey. What a grand initiative - it was loads of fun. Gelato on a hot day with simpatico company and lots of bookish, writing-related, genealogical and geographical discussion, plus a nip in to Nicholas Hoare's tempting bookshop; even all the dogs outside at Woofstock were not so bad! :) I distance myself from all the photos over at Patricia's blog. Do I really look like that?! For a full report, check out the write-up at BiblioHistoria. She has us covered.
It was a wonderful idea, so thanks again to Sassymonkey for being the Queen of Organizers. It was lovely to meet Karen, Robin, Deanna, Kate and Patricia in person and be entertained and edified!
I agree with Patricia; there is so much to blog about from this weekend at BookExpo. It was a tiring day, in a very good way. The company of all those book fanatics - authors, illustrators, publishers & their people, booksellers, librarians, bloggers! - reinvigorates my love of the bookish life. I've finished one of the ARCs I picked up already, and have a huge stack to draw from next. Lots of reading and reporting to come in the next few weeks... :)